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US Army Museum of Hawaii
Ranked #33 of 339 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The museum and the museum store are open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM. The Museum is free to all. The U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii is under the direction of the U.S. Army Center of Military History and receives well over 100,000 visitors a year. tours are available for rent from the Society for a small fee in both English and Japanese. Parking is available directly across from the museum. Validation for a reduced parking fee is available at the welcome desk. Constructed from 1909 to 1911, this Coastal Artillery Battery protected Oahu with its two 14-inch disappearing guns. The battery was built so well that it was unable to be torn down in the early 1970's to make way for the military's Hale Koa Hotel. The battery was turned into a museum in 1976 and begins with early Hawaiian warfare and covers every major military event in the Pacific theater of operations through Vietnam. The Gallery of Heroes honors Hawaii's soldiers who have received our nation's highest awards: the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross. Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, the Hawaii Army Museum Society, also known by its acronym, HAMS, was organized by several former military veterans and patriotic members of the Honolulu community. HAMS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to support the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii. HAMS is a non-federal entity. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and has no government status.
Reviewed August 2, 2014

We are a family that loves history and the military. Our appreciation for those who enable us to remain a free nation deserve our respect, thank-you, and donations.

Thank JodyBelle
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

This museum is just in the park near the beach. It has been recently refurbished and the exhibits are interesting. The girls went shopping while we looked through.

Thank John D
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had no knowledge of the role that local American/Japanese played in WW2.
Take time to watch the video. Amazing tale.
The Museum if free, closedTuesday and well presented
Allow two hours plus

Thank Mike T
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

My Active Duty Army spouse and I only PLANNED doing a 'walk-through' of this museum...but we were there for over two-hours! There was lots to see and read. The building is actually part of the former gun battery. Great gift shop! Short walk over from the Military Hotel, the Hale Koa.

Thank TrishA4
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is free museum that is very informative. It is housed in an old gun emplacement bunker. It describes in detail the events leading up to and the attack on Pearl Habour. It has a shop attached and if you are going to buy caps, buy them here as they are much cheaper than the same ones at Pearl Harbour . We'll worth a visit.

Thank Hermie12
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